Bank - Health Visitor
NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
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We are looking to recruit band 6 Health Visitors.Working largely independently, but with the support of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals, you'll deliver child health programmes. We'll depend on you to work in partnership with children's centers, schools, GPs, social care organisations and voluntary agencies, and to create close relationships with families built on honesty, respect and trust.About you:You will need to be a specialist community public health nurse, you should have knowledge of safeguarding and other legislation relating to children's health services and we will support you to develop your safeguarding experience. If you have 5+ years' experience as a Health Visitor you will be paid the top of band 6 £19.06 plus High cost area allowance. If you have fewer than 5 years' experience it will be mid-point of the band £16.96 plus High cost area Allowance.
Main duties of the job
To assess the health needs of the individual, and to involve the client/carer in the process of meeting those health needs.
To monitor the health of children under five years of age, and to involve the family in promoting optimum health and development of all children.
To be aware of deviations from the normal in health and behaviour, and to intervene to protect vulnerable children and adults by prompt action, by referral and working with other agencies as part of a specialist team. Examples include child abuse interventions, special needs assessments, and work with the chronically sick and disabled.
We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.
We operate a Temporary Staffing service and offer our Bank Staff excellent benefits including:
- Competitive hourly rates and weekly pay;
- Access to paid annual leave and statutory sick pay;
- My Trust Benefits discount scheme;
- Access to the NHS pension scheme;
- Paid mandatory training;
- Opportunities for locally agreed training;
- Flexibility of hours/location;
- Priority over agency staff for booking shifts;
- Opportunity to apply for permanent posts.
NELFT provides health visiting services across four very diverse London boroughs and Essex borough, ranging from areas of poor health and high unemployment to leafy suburbs, we can offer real variety.
To liaise with other agencies, statutory and voluntary, and maintain good working relationships, making referrals and consulting as necessary with the informed consent of clients, and within the policies of the Trust.
Act as a health resource to other agencies.
Be responsive to local health needs, using skills of advocacy as appropriate, eg: committee membership.
Responsible for the management of a team based caseload.
Supplying reports, statistical returns and information as required.
Defining priorities, setting objectives in line with service objectives.
Implementing Child Health Promotion programmes in accordance with the Health Visiting Core Programme.
Organisation of caseload cover in periods of planned absence eg. Annual leave and study leave.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).